Waterfowl Zone

State Duck/Goose Calling Contest

The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association is expanding the duck and goose calling contest this year to really blow it off the stage. There will be FOUR contest:

  1. Youth / Intermediate (0-17 years) Duck Calling Contest
  2. State Duck Calling Contest
  3. Open Goose
  4. Meat Calling Contest

The winner of the adult duck calling competition for Wisconsin, determined at this contest, then goes on to theworld championship duck calling contestin Stuttgart, Arkansas, to compete for the ultimate title.

2024 Duck & Goose Calling Championship information and registration

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Field to Table

The Provider Lifestyle Field to Table

Join The Fowl Life Midwest Host Joel Kleefisch and learn a fresh approach to cooking and eating wild game.

The Fowl Life is a journey that promises to never stop. Their goal is to bring you heart pounding action as well as in depth instructions and tips of water fowling. Chad Belding and Team Fowl Life members chase waterfowl in areas that we love to call home. They hunt hard, stay safe, respect the animals, and share our lifestyles with your week in and week out.

Come meet Joel Kleefisch as he demonstrates how to prepare and cook after a successful hunt.

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Decoy Carving

Decoy Carving Contest and Exhibition

The 2024 6th Annual Decoy Carving Contest and Exhibition (DCCE) will be held on Friday, August 23rd (12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. carver walk in) and Saturday August 24th (12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. judging and viewing) at Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, WI.

Welcome to the Duck Carving Contest & Exhibition, where craftsmanship meets creativity! Immerse yourself in a world of artistry as talented artisans unveil their finely crafted waterfowl creations. From lifelike renditions to imaginative interpretations, explore a diverse array of duck carvings that showcase the beauty of meticulous skill and passion. Don’t miss this captivating showcase of talent and creativity!

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2025 Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl State Stamp Contest

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting artwork entries for the Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests. The winning designs will appear on the 2025 collection of stamps.

Each year, local artists from around Wisconsin compete for an opportunity to have their artwork commemorated in a historic way on the wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamps.

Sales of these three stamps bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for species management throughout the state, including habitat management, restoration, education and research projects.

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WDNR

Shooting activities

Experience the thrill of shooting sports at our EXPO! Join us for a day filled with exciting activities, including Try and Buy opportunities, Trap Shooting challenges, and Professional Gun Fitting services. Explore a wide selection of firearms from major manufacturers right on site, and discover the perfect fit for your shooting style. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or new to the sport, this event promises an unforgettable experience for enthusiasts of all levels.

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Winchester

Scholarship Awards

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and the Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters Expo are excited to sponsor three scholarships for university students: two for $1,500 and one for $1,000.

The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is dedicated to the future of hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting sports. They accomplish these goals through conservation education and the advancement of sound policies on a state and federal level.

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Wisconsin Wildlife Federation
Duck Calling Clinic

Duck & Goose Calling Clinic 

Dive into the world of waterfowl calling with our Duck and Goose Calling Clinic! Hosted by seasoned experts, this clinic offers enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to hone their skills and learn new techniques. Whether you’re a beginner looking to master the basics or an experienced caller aiming to refine your repertoire, this clinic has something for everyone. Join us for an immersive experience in the art of duck and goose calling, and elevate your hunting game to the next level!

Food trucks

Indulge your taste buds at our EXPO with delicious offerings from local food trucks and a refreshing selection of brews from our beer vendor! After a day of exciting activities and exploration, treat yourself to a variety of culinary delights and unwind with your favorite beverage. Whether you’re craving savory snacks, mouthwatering meals, or a cold drink to quench your thirst, our food trucks and beer vendor have you covered for a satisfying experience at the EXPO.